2018 Hootin an Hollarin costume parade is 2 p.m. Friday

Colt Greeley Suter, son of Kursten Suter and Brad Hamm, was dressed in his hillbilly best for the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin costume parade.

One of everyone’s favorite Hootin an Hollarin events is the Friday afternoon costume parade and contest, when folks young and old – and sometimes whole families – dress up in old-fashioned costumes to wow the spectators and judges. 

Costumed participates sign up across from City Hall on the northwest corner of the square beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday. At 2 p.m., the costumed participatns parade around the square to the main stage on the east side. Each costume-clad contestant  has an opportunity to step onto the platform before the judges and give ’em his or her best smile. 

Children and adults of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun and enter the competition, which is broken down into the many different categories listed below. 


• Judges’ choice

• Large group (4 or more)

• Small group (4 or fewer)

• Girls age 0-3 

• Boys age 0-3

• Girls age 4-7

• Boys age 4-7

• Girls age 8-12

• Boys age 8-12

• Girls age 13 and older

• Boys age 13 and older

• New dress

• Old dress

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